The ideal starting point for investigating, developing, and implementing stable isotope technologies. Guides researchers through basic, tested, and proven protocols including DNA, RNA, protein, and phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) SIP, from concept and history through detailed methodology, troubleshooting, and interpretation to optimal and future uses. Explores important and emerging applications of SIP in environmental microbiology, ranging from bioremediation and gene mining to carbon tracking and gut microflora function. Examines explorations of further elegant isotope labeling technologies such as Raman-FISH, NanoSIMS, and isotope arrays. Serves as a valuable resource for environmental microbiology students and researchers and genomics, biotechnology, and medical microbiology professionals. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.